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Emily Chappell at Otley Courthouse - 24 March 2024, 7.30pm, £15

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The inspirational adventurer and endurance cyclist Emily Chappell shares stories from her epic travels and remarkable life story.

Emily Chappell was never sporty at school - but in her mid-20s, she left her office life behind to become, first, a London bike courier and then a round-the-world adventurer and endurance bike racer.

In 2016, she cycled 4000km in 13 days, from Belgium to Turkey, to become the first woman home in The Transcontinental race. Her account of the experience, 'Where There's a Will', part-travelogue, part-open-hearted memoir, was nominated at the 2020 Daily Telegraph Sports Books of the Year awards.

Emily has also completed many other long-distance cycling trips (Anchorage to Seattle; Wales to Japan; across Iceland) and we are delighted to welcome Emily to discuss her epic adventures and all matters arising, in an evening of evocative and inspiring conversation with former Procycling magazine writer, Duncan Steer.